How to make a DIY camping hammock no sew underquilt from a poncho liner
Why you need a Hammock Underquilt
If you’ve ever slept in a camping hammock in temps below about 65 degrees, then you know that the underside of the hammock gets cold in a hurry with no additional insulation. Even with careful site selection and thoughtful deployment of a hammock tarp to block the wind, camping hammocks can get mighty cold at night.
*Updated March, 2017
How to stay warm in a hammock at night
However, there are a variety of solutions to this problem. An inexpensive and easy project to add insulation to the bottom of a camping hammock is a Poncho Liner Under Quilt (PLUQ). Below is a great illustration for use by DIY MYOG types, campers, hikers, backpackers, scouts, etc. Poncho Liners can be acquired on Amazon (link) or eBay (link). Or you might try a RBTR UnderQuilt kit.
What are Camping hammocks?!
Why make an UnderQuilt?
Why go through all this trouble when I could just order one pre-made?
Lots of mainstream stores carry camping hammocks and all the gear to go with them. If a DIY hammock and gear isn’t your thing, then check out:
Other hammock projects you might like
- How to make an Insultex Hammock UnderQuilt (UQ)
- How to make a Hammock UnderQuilt (UQ) from a sleeping bag
- How to make a Hammock UnderQuilt (UQ) from a poncho liner
- How to make a camping hammock tarp
- How to make DIY hammock tree straps
Illustration by Derek Hanson at http://dejoha.com